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Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Melbourne, VIC, Australia

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MelbourneKolja Blacher

Haydn, Bernstein, Beethoven
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Kolja Blacher

MelbourneBernstein Classics

Copland, Mahler, Bernstein
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Bramwell Tovey; Nicholas Tolputt; Liane Keegan; Melbourne Symphony Orchestra Chorus

MelbourneBernstein On Broadway

Bernstein
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Bramwell Tovey; Sarah Fox; Liane Keegan; Michael Petruccelli; Brett Polegato

MelbourneBodytorque Atelier (The Australian Ballet)

Dancers of The Australian Ballet, Dancer

MelbourneEmperor Concerto

Wagner, Beethoven
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Sir Andrew Davis; Nelson Freire

MelbourneSeason Opening Gala

Vine, Beethoven, Wagner, Verdi
Melbourne Symphony Orchestra; Sir Andrew Davis; Stuart Skelton; Nelson Freire
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Bartók and Shostakovich with power and precision in Melbourne

Alina Ibragimova © Eva Vermandel
Pitch-perfect Bartók by Ibragimova and a boldly expansive reading of Shostakovich's Fifth by Hrůša made for an insightful evening's reflection on musical early modernity.
****1
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Fraternity and frivolity: from Bizet to Elgar in Melbourne

Benjamin Northey © Ross Calia
Under Benjamin Northey's baton and Kristian Chong's fingers, Bizet's Carmen Suite and Saint-Saëns' Second Piano Concerto dazzle, but it's Elgar's Sospiri and Enigma Variations that truly made the evening.
***11
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A meeting of masterly musical minds

Richard Egarr © Marco Borggreve
Egarr, Bezuidenhout and the MSO are the perfect match in this celebration of Mozart's wit and genius, delivering historically grounded and exhilarating interpretations of treasured favourites.
****1
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The MSO plays Strauss and Beethoven

Daniel Müller-Schott © Uwe Arens
Outstanding solos, orchestral discipline and novelties in musical arrangement made for another quality symphonic experience from the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.
***11
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Heavenly music in Melbourne

Sir Andrew Davis © Lucas Dawson
The MSO and some suitably angelic singers deliver a remarkably bright, joyous interpretation of an already uplifting oratorio.
****1
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Melbourne Carmen a feast of style and substance

Rinat Shaham (Carmen) and Christopher Hillier (Moralès) © Jeff Busby
One of the world’s great Carmens and John Bell’s smart direction is a winning combination for this Opera Australia production.
****1
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